End Tax Relief for Religions

Religions masquerade as charities solely in order to avoid paying tax on their income when in actual fact very little of their expenditure could genuinely be described as being of a charitable nature. A massive percentage of their fiscal outlay is purely for the purpose of perpetuating their existence, nothing charitable about that at all. Their income from investments in stocks and shares, property etc. would dwarf the balance of payments of many nations. Yet they are exempt from taxation. This must end.

Why is this idea important?

Religions masquerade as charities solely in order to avoid paying tax on their income when in actual fact very little of their expenditure could genuinely be described as being of a charitable nature. A massive percentage of their fiscal outlay is purely for the purpose of perpetuating their existence, nothing charitable about that at all. Their income from investments in stocks and shares, property etc. would dwarf the balance of payments of many nations. Yet they are exempt from taxation. This must end.

Revoke the State Visit invitation to the Pope!

It would seem that our Queen, the unelected and purely constitutional Monarch and Head Of State, saw fit to invite the Pope to a state funded visit to the UK on September 18th, 2010.

I am a tax paying citizen of Great Britain and I, along with millions of others, certainly do not want to contribute 1 penny of my tax money towards a visit from a radical, hateful, bigoted zealot who believes in fairy tale story's and was indoctrinated (whether willingly or not) into the Nazi Youth as a young boy.

He is a deeply unlikeable person and he holds a political / religious post that is equally diabolical in nature. The Catholic Church has committed so many multiple crimes against humanity throughout it's blood soaked history that a rational person could only acquaint it to a more radical version of Al Quaida. Yet the Queen feels that the head of such a monstrous terrorist organisation deserves to be treated to a state funded visit complete with all the bells and whistles.

As for the man himself, here's a quick list of the crimes that he is currently involved in:

Mr Ratzinger’s Rap Sheet


Joseph Ratzinger, a.k.a. “The Pope” is charged with the following crimes:

  1. Opposing the distribution of condoms and so increasing large families in poor countries and the spread of AIDS
  2. Promoting segregated education
  3. Denying abortion to even the most vulnerable women
  4. Opposing equal rights for lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender people
  5. Failing to address the many cases of abuse of children within its own organisation.
  6. Rehabilitating the holocaust denier bishop Richard Williamson and the appeaser of Hitler, the war-time Pope, Pius XII

 

Taking the above rap sheet into consideration, I believe that even at this late stage, it is right and correct to deny him access to the UK on a state funded basis. By all means, he can pay for it all himself and come over as normal visitor but to ask the UK public to pay for such a nasty bigot to come over here and preach his equally disgusting propaganda and indoctrinating rhetoric is totally unacceptable. 

He wants to Beatify Pope Pius XII for goodness sake! The same Pope who actively and complicity cooperated with Hitler, helped hoard Nazi gold and other valuables stolen from victims of the Holocaust and also from Nazi conquered territory, actively helped and funded high profile Nazi's to escape Germany after the war, and who refused to denounce Hitler (in full knowledge of the Holocaust) before he knew for sure that he was supporting the winning side. I.E: immediately after the war had ended.

He also wants to lift the excommunication of ex-bishop Richard Williamson even though this guy really is a contemporary card carrying Nazi… This, in itself, is enough to strike him from the privileges of state sponsorship. Yet there are so many other reasons, as indicated by the rap sheet above, that to allow such a radical cleric into the country on a state visit beggars belief.

Why is this idea important?

It would seem that our Queen, the unelected and purely constitutional Monarch and Head Of State, saw fit to invite the Pope to a state funded visit to the UK on September 18th, 2010.

I am a tax paying citizen of Great Britain and I, along with millions of others, certainly do not want to contribute 1 penny of my tax money towards a visit from a radical, hateful, bigoted zealot who believes in fairy tale story's and was indoctrinated (whether willingly or not) into the Nazi Youth as a young boy.

He is a deeply unlikeable person and he holds a political / religious post that is equally diabolical in nature. The Catholic Church has committed so many multiple crimes against humanity throughout it's blood soaked history that a rational person could only acquaint it to a more radical version of Al Quaida. Yet the Queen feels that the head of such a monstrous terrorist organisation deserves to be treated to a state funded visit complete with all the bells and whistles.

As for the man himself, here's a quick list of the crimes that he is currently involved in:

Mr Ratzinger’s Rap Sheet


Joseph Ratzinger, a.k.a. “The Pope” is charged with the following crimes:

  1. Opposing the distribution of condoms and so increasing large families in poor countries and the spread of AIDS
  2. Promoting segregated education
  3. Denying abortion to even the most vulnerable women
  4. Opposing equal rights for lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender people
  5. Failing to address the many cases of abuse of children within its own organisation.
  6. Rehabilitating the holocaust denier bishop Richard Williamson and the appeaser of Hitler, the war-time Pope, Pius XII

 

Taking the above rap sheet into consideration, I believe that even at this late stage, it is right and correct to deny him access to the UK on a state funded basis. By all means, he can pay for it all himself and come over as normal visitor but to ask the UK public to pay for such a nasty bigot to come over here and preach his equally disgusting propaganda and indoctrinating rhetoric is totally unacceptable. 

He wants to Beatify Pope Pius XII for goodness sake! The same Pope who actively and complicity cooperated with Hitler, helped hoard Nazi gold and other valuables stolen from victims of the Holocaust and also from Nazi conquered territory, actively helped and funded high profile Nazi's to escape Germany after the war, and who refused to denounce Hitler (in full knowledge of the Holocaust) before he knew for sure that he was supporting the winning side. I.E: immediately after the war had ended.

He also wants to lift the excommunication of ex-bishop Richard Williamson even though this guy really is a contemporary card carrying Nazi… This, in itself, is enough to strike him from the privileges of state sponsorship. Yet there are so many other reasons, as indicated by the rap sheet above, that to allow such a radical cleric into the country on a state visit beggars belief.

Prescriptions: More than a month

There are people on long term medication who do not need to be monitored by their GP yet GP;s are only allowed to write a prescription for one month at a time. This causes an unnecessary waste of the time for GP's and Pharmacy staff. If prescriptions could be written for longer periods as appropriate that time would be freed up making it easier for other people to get an appointment with their doctor,

Why is this idea important?

There are people on long term medication who do not need to be monitored by their GP yet GP;s are only allowed to write a prescription for one month at a time. This causes an unnecessary waste of the time for GP's and Pharmacy staff. If prescriptions could be written for longer periods as appropriate that time would be freed up making it easier for other people to get an appointment with their doctor,

Youth Crime in the UK, update laws, it may help to observe and learn from America.

 

I have been living in the United States for ten years. I see the best and worst of both America and the UK.

I am writing regarding the increasing amount of youth crime in the UK, particularly regarding gang youth crime.

I wanted to let you know of American laws which deal directly with problems involving the youth.

In the U.S there is an Open Container Law. This means no one person is allowed to have an open container with alcohol out in public. I hope the U.K will adopt the same type of law or change the current alcohol or drunkenness in public places law. If you are drunk and out in public in America and you are loud or unruly, you will be arrested and booked into jail, you will definitely be paying a fine. Many American people choose to stay at home and party or get drunk, they know if they take to the streets it is not a very good idea at all. 

In the city's of America and in some towns, there are curfew's for youth. Youth must be off the streets by a certain time in the evening, such as ten pm, or else risk getting picked up by the patrolling Police and booked into jail and prosecuted and fined. The American Police Officer will pull-over in their police car and ask them where they have come from, what they are doing and where they are going. The U.K would cut crime by changing the current law.

There is a no loitering law in America especially for the youth. The youth are not allowed to congregate on the streets in numbers at all any time day or night. They will be asked by the Police where they have come from, what they are doing and where they are going, no matter what hour of the day or night. The American youth's are not allowed to congregate, loiter and stand outside of stores or buildings doing nothing at all, this is classed as loitering and has fines attached to it. 

Even if a number of youth are waiting for a bus at a bus stop a police officer will question them first then wait and make sure they board the bus. If they do not board the bus, they run the risk of receiving a fine for loitering.  

The legal drinking age in America is Twenty -One years old. This is an important law because it again would cut crime. In American bars and pubs the workers are very strict on this and will ask to see some form of identification to prove your age. This also applies to the purchasing in stores and grocery stores of any alcohol, beer or liqueur. Adults are asked for identification all of the time, to verify their age, it is a common practice and is expected. If an adult gives a youth alcohol (whether, a drink, a bottle of wine or a can of beer, they can expect very heavy sentencing in a court of law. It is a very serious offence in America and any adult doing this is taking a large risk upon themselves.

If a number of youth are walking along a street in America, a Police Officer will pull over and ask them where they have come from, what they are doing and where they are going. There is a law in America that youth in any numbers on the streets or in public places are not allowed. This relates to a gang culture which can be dangerous, which again is not stood for in America. 

In America there are Boot Camps. Many of the youth who have entered Boot Camps choose to join the Military. Boot Camps teach discipline and other skills to those who need to be disciplined and helped. The UK would do well to adopt the UK version of Boot Camps, something like Boot Camp for youths who have committed crime. 

In America their is a no hoody law. This means the youth are not allowed to be wearing their jumper hoods up anytime out in public places. This is so that the surveillance cameras in America will be able to see an offenders face if any crime happens to occur at any time. To go along with this no one in America is allowed to walk into a bank with a hat on or hoody or their face hidden in any way, sunglasses are not permitted either. They would immediately be told to remove it or leave the premises by a bank security guard. The culture is different in America and their has even been talk of bringing in a law which would not allow the wearing of trousers which hang way down below the waist of males exposing their rear underwear, to be worn out in public places.

In America if anyone hits or pushes or hurts a person in any way the police will be called and arrests will occur. It is illegal in America to lay hands on anyone in any harmful way.

Any damage, tampering or vandalism to any property committed by a youth in America would be treated criminally by the police. Even if a youth is suspected of damaging property they will be taken to a police station and questioned about it so the police can get to the bottom of the matter and find out who to charge. At the end of prosecution in America, there is always a fine, even if it entails jail time, or money to be paid to the authorities. 

Hopefully, if the UK changed it's current laws and looked at the American way of dealing with youth crime, some of the British public would not be afraid to walk to the corner store of an evening or night, especially on council estates. Something has to be changed. The old laws need to be changed and updated and new laws need to be bought in regarding youth crime.

An American recently told me in America – "If the youth are old enough to commit a crime, then they are old enough to be punished for that crime."

I do not believe most of the things I have mentioned here is heavy handed at all. The American youth usually obey the American laws. I do not see why the British youth would see a problem with these laws unless they have other unruly plans.

These youth crimes exist because the youth are usually bored in some way or another. Maybe because there are not enough social events for the youth to be involved in or attend in the area where they live. The British Government and Society needs to take a close look at this. More needs to be done to keep the British youth occupied and doing something meaningful in their lives. Youth need to have mentors when leaving school, to make sure they stay on the right path to help look after themselves, job wise and also socially, so that they do not turn to crime. The unemployment rate is high in both the UK and America. It is very difficult for the youth of today to find and keep a good job (the same for adults). They also have their youth peer pressure they must keep up with. Not forgetting all the images they see on the television, such as movies, adverts, violence, sex, swearing, it is no wonder then when you look at this, the youth are open and exposed to some bad things. They are very impressionable and want to have a good time and can not help to want to be like "That model" or "That action guy." 

It is very important that the local bobby (local policeman on the local beat) knows who the youth are in their area and can identify which youths have committed crime or have the potential risk of committing crime. Even if the youth have received a warning in America, this means told to "Move on" or "A go home now," message from an American Police Officer, it will all be recorded on computer in case of any future incidents.

American youths are usually too busy to be loitering outside of shops. They are too busy trying to find work in some way or another in order to survive. They sometimes have to pay their American parents for their keep also at age Eighteen or get told to leave home and find a job. So in some respects the British youth have it easy compared to the American youth who have a struggle to survive and make money for themselves in America. They usually go and work for the same company as their parents, but so many do not have this opportunity.

Even though the American culture and England's are different, I believe that if the two countries look at the way things are done in the other country and observe and learn from one another, perhaps life in general for both countries public's would become better and more improved. Both countries do not need to adopt the exact same laws as one another but to study how things are done and who has the best methods to adopt on individual issues. 

To sum up, I observe that the American ways are sometimes heavy handed when dealing with the youth. In the UK in some ways it is too soft when dealing with the youth.

The legal industry in America is very healthy because of some of the youth who break these laws.

A telephone bank needs to be set up so that any person who has been threatened, abused, sworn at, spit at, attacked, shoved or pushed, or had property damaged or vandalized, by any youth on the streets of the UK, they should have a special number to call to report it in case they are too afraid to report it to the police in fear of retaliation.

Why is this idea important?

 

I have been living in the United States for ten years. I see the best and worst of both America and the UK.

I am writing regarding the increasing amount of youth crime in the UK, particularly regarding gang youth crime.

I wanted to let you know of American laws which deal directly with problems involving the youth.

In the U.S there is an Open Container Law. This means no one person is allowed to have an open container with alcohol out in public. I hope the U.K will adopt the same type of law or change the current alcohol or drunkenness in public places law. If you are drunk and out in public in America and you are loud or unruly, you will be arrested and booked into jail, you will definitely be paying a fine. Many American people choose to stay at home and party or get drunk, they know if they take to the streets it is not a very good idea at all. 

In the city's of America and in some towns, there are curfew's for youth. Youth must be off the streets by a certain time in the evening, such as ten pm, or else risk getting picked up by the patrolling Police and booked into jail and prosecuted and fined. The American Police Officer will pull-over in their police car and ask them where they have come from, what they are doing and where they are going. The U.K would cut crime by changing the current law.

There is a no loitering law in America especially for the youth. The youth are not allowed to congregate on the streets in numbers at all any time day or night. They will be asked by the Police where they have come from, what they are doing and where they are going, no matter what hour of the day or night. The American youth's are not allowed to congregate, loiter and stand outside of stores or buildings doing nothing at all, this is classed as loitering and has fines attached to it. 

Even if a number of youth are waiting for a bus at a bus stop a police officer will question them first then wait and make sure they board the bus. If they do not board the bus, they run the risk of receiving a fine for loitering.  

The legal drinking age in America is Twenty -One years old. This is an important law because it again would cut crime. In American bars and pubs the workers are very strict on this and will ask to see some form of identification to prove your age. This also applies to the purchasing in stores and grocery stores of any alcohol, beer or liqueur. Adults are asked for identification all of the time, to verify their age, it is a common practice and is expected. If an adult gives a youth alcohol (whether, a drink, a bottle of wine or a can of beer, they can expect very heavy sentencing in a court of law. It is a very serious offence in America and any adult doing this is taking a large risk upon themselves.

If a number of youth are walking along a street in America, a Police Officer will pull over and ask them where they have come from, what they are doing and where they are going. There is a law in America that youth in any numbers on the streets or in public places are not allowed. This relates to a gang culture which can be dangerous, which again is not stood for in America. 

In America there are Boot Camps. Many of the youth who have entered Boot Camps choose to join the Military. Boot Camps teach discipline and other skills to those who need to be disciplined and helped. The UK would do well to adopt the UK version of Boot Camps, something like Boot Camp for youths who have committed crime. 

In America their is a no hoody law. This means the youth are not allowed to be wearing their jumper hoods up anytime out in public places. This is so that the surveillance cameras in America will be able to see an offenders face if any crime happens to occur at any time. To go along with this no one in America is allowed to walk into a bank with a hat on or hoody or their face hidden in any way, sunglasses are not permitted either. They would immediately be told to remove it or leave the premises by a bank security guard. The culture is different in America and their has even been talk of bringing in a law which would not allow the wearing of trousers which hang way down below the waist of males exposing their rear underwear, to be worn out in public places.

In America if anyone hits or pushes or hurts a person in any way the police will be called and arrests will occur. It is illegal in America to lay hands on anyone in any harmful way.

Any damage, tampering or vandalism to any property committed by a youth in America would be treated criminally by the police. Even if a youth is suspected of damaging property they will be taken to a police station and questioned about it so the police can get to the bottom of the matter and find out who to charge. At the end of prosecution in America, there is always a fine, even if it entails jail time, or money to be paid to the authorities. 

Hopefully, if the UK changed it's current laws and looked at the American way of dealing with youth crime, some of the British public would not be afraid to walk to the corner store of an evening or night, especially on council estates. Something has to be changed. The old laws need to be changed and updated and new laws need to be bought in regarding youth crime.

An American recently told me in America – "If the youth are old enough to commit a crime, then they are old enough to be punished for that crime."

I do not believe most of the things I have mentioned here is heavy handed at all. The American youth usually obey the American laws. I do not see why the British youth would see a problem with these laws unless they have other unruly plans.

These youth crimes exist because the youth are usually bored in some way or another. Maybe because there are not enough social events for the youth to be involved in or attend in the area where they live. The British Government and Society needs to take a close look at this. More needs to be done to keep the British youth occupied and doing something meaningful in their lives. Youth need to have mentors when leaving school, to make sure they stay on the right path to help look after themselves, job wise and also socially, so that they do not turn to crime. The unemployment rate is high in both the UK and America. It is very difficult for the youth of today to find and keep a good job (the same for adults). They also have their youth peer pressure they must keep up with. Not forgetting all the images they see on the television, such as movies, adverts, violence, sex, swearing, it is no wonder then when you look at this, the youth are open and exposed to some bad things. They are very impressionable and want to have a good time and can not help to want to be like "That model" or "That action guy." 

It is very important that the local bobby (local policeman on the local beat) knows who the youth are in their area and can identify which youths have committed crime or have the potential risk of committing crime. Even if the youth have received a warning in America, this means told to "Move on" or "A go home now," message from an American Police Officer, it will all be recorded on computer in case of any future incidents.

American youths are usually too busy to be loitering outside of shops. They are too busy trying to find work in some way or another in order to survive. They sometimes have to pay their American parents for their keep also at age Eighteen or get told to leave home and find a job. So in some respects the British youth have it easy compared to the American youth who have a struggle to survive and make money for themselves in America. They usually go and work for the same company as their parents, but so many do not have this opportunity.

Even though the American culture and England's are different, I believe that if the two countries look at the way things are done in the other country and observe and learn from one another, perhaps life in general for both countries public's would become better and more improved. Both countries do not need to adopt the exact same laws as one another but to study how things are done and who has the best methods to adopt on individual issues. 

To sum up, I observe that the American ways are sometimes heavy handed when dealing with the youth. In the UK in some ways it is too soft when dealing with the youth.

The legal industry in America is very healthy because of some of the youth who break these laws.

A telephone bank needs to be set up so that any person who has been threatened, abused, sworn at, spit at, attacked, shoved or pushed, or had property damaged or vandalized, by any youth on the streets of the UK, they should have a special number to call to report it in case they are too afraid to report it to the police in fear of retaliation.

Make this site usefull by commiting to enact the 5 most voted for reforms

I welcome ths site for the chance it offers to have our opinions heard , however i am very put off by the lack of commitment from politicans to actually enact any of these reforms.

My suggestion is that for the last month of our new fixed term palimentary sessions the house should debate the 4 most popular reforms as indicated by this site. 1 week would be allowed for each debate with the vote happening on the friday.

I would also suggest that during these debates some extra rules be applied to ensure that discussion sticks to the reforms themselves and avoids the usual parlementary shenanigans that stymie most citzen lead reform attempts.

1. Whips , Cabinet ministers and Senoir party memebers are not invited , this is not a popularity contest it is about truth and acurracy.

2. Any party political posturing or statements are prohibited with the offender being immediately ejected and having their vote cast twice for reform.This is to be governed by a member of this site who has been voted for by the other members of this site.

This initiaive would then shift the political focus from what the politicans degin to offer us to what the public wants at a crucial time just before the election.

Why is this idea important?

I welcome ths site for the chance it offers to have our opinions heard , however i am very put off by the lack of commitment from politicans to actually enact any of these reforms.

My suggestion is that for the last month of our new fixed term palimentary sessions the house should debate the 4 most popular reforms as indicated by this site. 1 week would be allowed for each debate with the vote happening on the friday.

I would also suggest that during these debates some extra rules be applied to ensure that discussion sticks to the reforms themselves and avoids the usual parlementary shenanigans that stymie most citzen lead reform attempts.

1. Whips , Cabinet ministers and Senoir party memebers are not invited , this is not a popularity contest it is about truth and acurracy.

2. Any party political posturing or statements are prohibited with the offender being immediately ejected and having their vote cast twice for reform.This is to be governed by a member of this site who has been voted for by the other members of this site.

This initiaive would then shift the political focus from what the politicans degin to offer us to what the public wants at a crucial time just before the election.

take away the idiotic smoking ban

why is there a smoking ban in the first place? most people would say it is a health issue, and anti smokers are forever whinging about fag smoke,the health aspect for non smokers has never conclusively proved and has largely been manufactured. .a big proportion of these whingers drive cars, who seem quite happy to drive around blowing vile exhaust fumes everywhere (inside and outside) it is quite evident that these fumes ar e vastly worse then fags, therefore these people should have absolutely no right to complain. for those too ignorant to understand it is very easy to put all this to the test in the public eye and sort out this matter once and for all. we could invite these whingers to a large tv studio with one or two cars inside also, we could then close all the doors and windows and switch on the car engines,all this could be done on prime time television, is there anyone who is clever enough to tell me what would happen next? my smart money is on these whingers being brown bread in a short while.. i also have a clear message to this government. labour lost the last election because of two major issues .the smoking ban and too much immigration. a lot of smokers will not ever vote labour ever again and a lot of people because of the immigration. i dont see a lot of change from these two government damaging policies, clearly the voters got it wrong again, seems to me we aught to look towards the bnp and suchforth at the next election, its a fair assumption more people will go down this path if things carry on like they are. people are getting increasingly cheesed off with government bullcrap, and they will show you this at the polling booths

Why is this idea important?

why is there a smoking ban in the first place? most people would say it is a health issue, and anti smokers are forever whinging about fag smoke,the health aspect for non smokers has never conclusively proved and has largely been manufactured. .a big proportion of these whingers drive cars, who seem quite happy to drive around blowing vile exhaust fumes everywhere (inside and outside) it is quite evident that these fumes ar e vastly worse then fags, therefore these people should have absolutely no right to complain. for those too ignorant to understand it is very easy to put all this to the test in the public eye and sort out this matter once and for all. we could invite these whingers to a large tv studio with one or two cars inside also, we could then close all the doors and windows and switch on the car engines,all this could be done on prime time television, is there anyone who is clever enough to tell me what would happen next? my smart money is on these whingers being brown bread in a short while.. i also have a clear message to this government. labour lost the last election because of two major issues .the smoking ban and too much immigration. a lot of smokers will not ever vote labour ever again and a lot of people because of the immigration. i dont see a lot of change from these two government damaging policies, clearly the voters got it wrong again, seems to me we aught to look towards the bnp and suchforth at the next election, its a fair assumption more people will go down this path if things carry on like they are. people are getting increasingly cheesed off with government bullcrap, and they will show you this at the polling booths

Repeal Section 97 Children Act1989

This is the section that penalises any person revealing anything that happens in the family courts but at the same time permits the local authorities (with the court's permission) to advertise widely in magazines children for adoption with colour photos,and giving first names,birth dates,and character descriptions !

I know of several mothers in Tower Hamlets who were very distressed to see their children advertised for adoption in the Daily Mirror like puppies" seeking a good home" ! Their neighbours recognised many of the children featured in the large advert ,and gossip was rife ! Nevertheless,in each case mothers desperate to keep their children were warned by the judge that if they dared to discuss their case with anybody ( even the neighbours who had seen the adverts)they would go to prison ,and one did !

Can anyone defend such cruelty and injustice? Surely once a child has been widely advertised for adoption by the local authority the parents should be free to tell their side of the story to whoever they wish?

 

Why is this idea important?

This is the section that penalises any person revealing anything that happens in the family courts but at the same time permits the local authorities (with the court's permission) to advertise widely in magazines children for adoption with colour photos,and giving first names,birth dates,and character descriptions !

I know of several mothers in Tower Hamlets who were very distressed to see their children advertised for adoption in the Daily Mirror like puppies" seeking a good home" ! Their neighbours recognised many of the children featured in the large advert ,and gossip was rife ! Nevertheless,in each case mothers desperate to keep their children were warned by the judge that if they dared to discuss their case with anybody ( even the neighbours who had seen the adverts)they would go to prison ,and one did !

Can anyone defend such cruelty and injustice? Surely once a child has been widely advertised for adoption by the local authority the parents should be free to tell their side of the story to whoever they wish?

 

rethink the smoking ban

the smoking ban should be withdrawn, the government claim it is their duty to protect peoples health that the ban is in place,if this is to be taken  seriously then why is their not a ban on cars for exactly the same reason? and as a matter of fact car fumes are significantly more of a health issue, and there is no escape either inside or outside, when will you lot stop being so sanctimonious? hope you also realise that you will lose the next election because of this. as for you mr clegg you are only where you are now by default so dont get carried away with your own self importance

Why is this idea important?

the smoking ban should be withdrawn, the government claim it is their duty to protect peoples health that the ban is in place,if this is to be taken  seriously then why is their not a ban on cars for exactly the same reason? and as a matter of fact car fumes are significantly more of a health issue, and there is no escape either inside or outside, when will you lot stop being so sanctimonious? hope you also realise that you will lose the next election because of this. as for you mr clegg you are only where you are now by default so dont get carried away with your own self importance

Prescription charges

The age that prescriptions becomes free should be raised, as more people are working til they are older.

Also instead of people with chronic conditions gettting all their drugs free, the should select which drugs are free, like oral contraception. Therefore when a diabetic has a prescription for insulin they would not have to pay but when the same person has a prescription for an antibiotic they have to pay.

Often people who don't pay for prescritions ask for over the counter medications on prescription so they don't have to pay. If a medication is available without prescription it should not be allowed to be prescribed on an NHS prescription only on private prescriptions.

Why is this idea important?

The age that prescriptions becomes free should be raised, as more people are working til they are older.

Also instead of people with chronic conditions gettting all their drugs free, the should select which drugs are free, like oral contraception. Therefore when a diabetic has a prescription for insulin they would not have to pay but when the same person has a prescription for an antibiotic they have to pay.

Often people who don't pay for prescritions ask for over the counter medications on prescription so they don't have to pay. If a medication is available without prescription it should not be allowed to be prescribed on an NHS prescription only on private prescriptions.

Reduce NHS Overheads

Encourge healthcare professionals to set up social enterprises to run their own departments, this will cut down the huge NHS overheads such as HR, managers etc.

A flattened management structure lead by clinicians would mean that services can react quickly to meet the needs of the patients.

Why is this idea important?

Encourge healthcare professionals to set up social enterprises to run their own departments, this will cut down the huge NHS overheads such as HR, managers etc.

A flattened management structure lead by clinicians would mean that services can react quickly to meet the needs of the patients.

migrants voluntary work required to become a uk citizen

increase the number of hours of voluntary work that migrants are required to do to become a uk citiizen and exclued political organisations from places where voluntary work can be done by them

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increase the number of hours of voluntary work that migrants are required to do to become a uk citiizen and exclued political organisations from places where voluntary work can be done by them

No state school may take parents’ religion into account as an admission criteria

Scrap the law which permits for schools to take parents' religion or church attendance record into account as a valid admissions criteria.  

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Scrap the law which permits for schools to take parents' religion or church attendance record into account as a valid admissions criteria.  

Remove the requirement to change the way councils are run

Repeal the sections in The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 that require executively-run councils to change their executive decision-making process to one of two leadership options (a Leader with increased powers or an elected Mayor).

Why is this idea important?

Repeal the sections in The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 that require executively-run councils to change their executive decision-making process to one of two leadership options (a Leader with increased powers or an elected Mayor).

Remove Speeding Offence for Organ Delivery Drivers

It is ridiculous that people carrying out delivery of organs for transplants etc can be prosecuted for speeding. Someonees life depends on delivery of an organ as quickly as possible and someone's death can have some value if their organs can be used to save life.

Why is this idea important?

It is ridiculous that people carrying out delivery of organs for transplants etc can be prosecuted for speeding. Someonees life depends on delivery of an organ as quickly as possible and someone's death can have some value if their organs can be used to save life.

Clarify laws regarding red lights and emergency services

The law should be clarified or amended to permit drivers/motorcyclists to perform manoeuvres at a red lights to allow emergency services to pass safely and expediently. This could be achieved by streamlining the appeal process for fines and points received due to running a red light running where there are the mitigating circumstances of the emergency vehicles.

Why is this idea important?

The law should be clarified or amended to permit drivers/motorcyclists to perform manoeuvres at a red lights to allow emergency services to pass safely and expediently. This could be achieved by streamlining the appeal process for fines and points received due to running a red light running where there are the mitigating circumstances of the emergency vehicles.

dog free areas

Public parks and open spaces should be returned to children and adults to play and exercise in safely, without the fear of being attacked.

Dogs must be restricted to dog walking areas only, and at all other times must be contained on a lead.  How can dogs have priority over the safety of young children and adults. How many more people have to be killed or maimed before we change the law. No other animal is allowed the freedom that dogs have.

If you don't  live near a dog walking area then don't have a dog.

Why is this idea important?

Public parks and open spaces should be returned to children and adults to play and exercise in safely, without the fear of being attacked.

Dogs must be restricted to dog walking areas only, and at all other times must be contained on a lead.  How can dogs have priority over the safety of young children and adults. How many more people have to be killed or maimed before we change the law. No other animal is allowed the freedom that dogs have.

If you don't  live near a dog walking area then don't have a dog.

Repeal the mandatory 5 yr sentence for some firearms offences

The minimum 5 yr term for firearms offences where there is no violence intended or carried out should be removed and discretion allowed more freely by the judge.

Why is this idea important?

The minimum 5 yr term for firearms offences where there is no violence intended or carried out should be removed and discretion allowed more freely by the judge.

Licensing Act 2003

A yearly barbecue in a Rectory garden, accompanied by music, could not go ahead as planned as they did not have a licence under the Licensing Act 2003. One can have music which is "incidental" to an event without a licence but a licence is needed if the music is considered by the local authority to be a significant part of the programme.  This event has been held yearly without problems but the mistake this year was that the singer's name was printed on the advertising posters in the same size typeface as the word "barbecue".

Following the PCC meeting of our Parish last night, we wish to express our concern at this unduly restrictive legislation.

H. Lloyd (Mrs.), Parochial Church Council Secretary, Parish of Burham and Wouldham

Why is this idea important?

A yearly barbecue in a Rectory garden, accompanied by music, could not go ahead as planned as they did not have a licence under the Licensing Act 2003. One can have music which is "incidental" to an event without a licence but a licence is needed if the music is considered by the local authority to be a significant part of the programme.  This event has been held yearly without problems but the mistake this year was that the singer's name was printed on the advertising posters in the same size typeface as the word "barbecue".

Following the PCC meeting of our Parish last night, we wish to express our concern at this unduly restrictive legislation.

H. Lloyd (Mrs.), Parochial Church Council Secretary, Parish of Burham and Wouldham

Repeal statutory undertaker rights to dig holes

When gas, electric, water and phones were privatised, they took with them in to the private sector almost unlimited powers to dig holes for repair, replacement and laying infrastructure. These powers were – perhaps – tolerable when the company was under ultimate ministerial control. But now these powers are massively abused in the pursuit of profit. Utilities routinely:

  • dig up pavements and paving in pedestrian areas, and instead of making good on a like for like basis, they cover the hole in tarmac, which soon settles and puddles. As Council's have a got a grip of the quality of the public realm, millions of pounds worth of damage to good modern – often decorative – paving is inflicted by these companies, leaving us with uneven and patchwork walking environments
  • dig up roads without coordinating with other utilities, so that the same road can be dug up successively, causing disruption and traffic delays
  • fail to make rapid progress with works, also causing traffic delays in roads, and unsightly and often unsafe conditions on pavements

It's time these powers were removed, and they were forced to book their work with the council,  pay for the chaos they cause (including delays to drivers and passengers), and reinstate like for like.

Why is this idea important?

When gas, electric, water and phones were privatised, they took with them in to the private sector almost unlimited powers to dig holes for repair, replacement and laying infrastructure. These powers were – perhaps – tolerable when the company was under ultimate ministerial control. But now these powers are massively abused in the pursuit of profit. Utilities routinely:

  • dig up pavements and paving in pedestrian areas, and instead of making good on a like for like basis, they cover the hole in tarmac, which soon settles and puddles. As Council's have a got a grip of the quality of the public realm, millions of pounds worth of damage to good modern – often decorative – paving is inflicted by these companies, leaving us with uneven and patchwork walking environments
  • dig up roads without coordinating with other utilities, so that the same road can be dug up successively, causing disruption and traffic delays
  • fail to make rapid progress with works, also causing traffic delays in roads, and unsightly and often unsafe conditions on pavements

It's time these powers were removed, and they were forced to book their work with the council,  pay for the chaos they cause (including delays to drivers and passengers), and reinstate like for like.

Ban Clamping – Except for drivers who mis-use disabled spaces

Ban clamping by all means, but there should be some exceptions…. for example retail parks/supermarkets should be able to clamp drivers that park in disabled spaces on private land without displaying a valid permit.

The release fee should be a regulated fixed amount.

Why is this idea important?

Ban clamping by all means, but there should be some exceptions…. for example retail parks/supermarkets should be able to clamp drivers that park in disabled spaces on private land without displaying a valid permit.

The release fee should be a regulated fixed amount.

Tax motorbikes the same as cars

Why do I pay £70approx per year to tax an 1100cc motorcycle that does 60mpg with CO2 emissions of less than 70g – cars that emit this amount pay nothing?

And I take up less space on the road, and do less damage to the road itself.

Curious – or simply another  'if we do this fairly we will lose Revenue'.

Actually I think all vehicles should pay a nominal Road tax (say £25) to cover admin etc for checking Insurance and MOT details, then simply add 2p to a litre of fuel, that way Road Tax dodgers will be stuffed as they presumably do not have the gall to steal petrol, and people pay for their use of the roads more equitably.

 

Why is this idea important?

Why do I pay £70approx per year to tax an 1100cc motorcycle that does 60mpg with CO2 emissions of less than 70g – cars that emit this amount pay nothing?

And I take up less space on the road, and do less damage to the road itself.

Curious – or simply another  'if we do this fairly we will lose Revenue'.

Actually I think all vehicles should pay a nominal Road tax (say £25) to cover admin etc for checking Insurance and MOT details, then simply add 2p to a litre of fuel, that way Road Tax dodgers will be stuffed as they presumably do not have the gall to steal petrol, and people pay for their use of the roads more equitably.

 

clocks back and forth

why do we still adopt the out of date process of changing our clocks back and forth twice a year?Its something we don't need to do. It causes so many problems and is totally unnecessary. I also remember it being tried in the 70's and yes it was just the Scots that were against it. Pl stick to one GMT all year round. Thank you

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why do we still adopt the out of date process of changing our clocks back and forth twice a year?Its something we don't need to do. It causes so many problems and is totally unnecessary. I also remember it being tried in the 70's and yes it was just the Scots that were against it. Pl stick to one GMT all year round. Thank you

FM SIGNALLING

our local radio station is star radio though im very passionate about the station the station transmissions were not broadcasting on handsets both stanard radio and car radios I found our local station to be dead air today much to my dismay and disappointment there need to be more investment in fm technoloy to make it viable or our future will be dead air stations to be honest i dont feeel AM/MW has a future FM  has a future with investment maintaing signals If not digatal broadcasting the satellite platforms work well or how about making use of the internet and the future of broadband but thats my opinon

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our local radio station is star radio though im very passionate about the station the station transmissions were not broadcasting on handsets both stanard radio and car radios I found our local station to be dead air today much to my dismay and disappointment there need to be more investment in fm technoloy to make it viable or our future will be dead air stations to be honest i dont feeel AM/MW has a future FM  has a future with investment maintaing signals If not digatal broadcasting the satellite platforms work well or how about making use of the internet and the future of broadband but thats my opinon